photographers Brandt, Nick (Great Britain)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Nick Brandt, Alice, Stanley and Najin, Kenya, 2020
  • Nick Brandt, Alice, Stanley and Najin, Kenya, 2020

    Alice, Stanley and Najin, Kenya, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 1. Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2020, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Kuda and Sky I, Zimbabwe, 2020
  • Nick Brandt, Kuda and Sky I, Zimbabwe, 2020

    Kuda and Sky I, Zimbabwe, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 1. Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2020, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Kuda and Sky II, Zimbabwe, 2020
  • Nick Brandt, Kuda and Sky II, Zimbabwe, 2020

    Kuda and Sky II, Zimbabwe, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 1. Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2020, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Fatuma, Ali and Bupa, Kenya, 2020
  • Nick Brandt, Fatuma, Ali and Bupa, Kenya, 2020

    Fatuma, Ali and Bupa, Kenya, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 1. Paper 81,2 x 104,6 cm, motif 71.2 x 94.6 cm, edition of 12, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2020, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Eustaquia and Hernak, Bolivia, 2022
  • Nick Brandt, Eustaquia and Hernak, Bolivia, 2022

    Eustaquia and Hernak, Bolivia, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 2. Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2022, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Pimienta and People in Fog, Bolivia, 2022
  • Nick Brandt, Pimienta and People in Fog, Bolivia, 2022

    Pimienta and People in Fog, Bolivia, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 2. Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2022, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Jame with People in Fog, Bolivia, 2022
  • Nick Brandt, Jame with People in Fog, Bolivia, 2022

    Jame with People in Fog, Bolivia, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 2. Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2022, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Ruth and Ajayu, Bolivia, 2022
  • Nick Brandt, Ruth and Ajayu, Bolivia, 2022

    Ruth and Ajayu, Bolivia, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 2. Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2022, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Lucio and Chascas, Bolivia, 2022
  • Nick Brandt, Lucio and Chascas, Bolivia, 2022

    Lucio and Chascas, Bolivia, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 2. Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2022, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Najin and People in Fog, Kenya, 2020
  • Nick Brandt, Najin and People in Fog, Kenya, 2020

    Najin and People in Fog, Kenya, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 1. Paper 50,8 x 115 cm, motif 40,8 x 105 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2020, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Regina, Jack, Levi and Diesel, Zimbabwe, 2020
  • Nick Brandt, Regina, Jack, Levi and Diesel, Zimbabwe, 2020

    Regina, Jack, Levi and Diesel, Zimbabwe, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 1. Archival Pigment Print, paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, signed and label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2020, printed 08-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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  • Nick Brandt, Petero by Cliff, Fiji, 2023
  • Nick Brandt, Petero by Cliff, Fiji, 2023

    Petero by Cliff, Fiji, Archival Pigment Print from the series "The Day May Break", Chapter 3.
    Paper 60.8 x 77.6 cm, motif 50.8 x 67.6 cm, edition of 15, label with signature, date, title and edition number, 2023, printed 11-2023, framed in a single anthracite wooden frame with UV protection and anti-reflective plexiglass (also unframed). Price on request.

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Nick Brandt (British, born 1966) was born in London, England, and studied painting and film at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Brandt moved to California in 1992 and successfully took part in the production of music videos. He has worked with well-known musicians such as Michael Jackson, Jewel and Moby. During a shoot of Michael Jackson's Earth Song in Tanzania in 1995, Brandt was inspired by the beauty of the animals of East Africa. After this shoot, he expressed his enthusiasm for these animals in film. In 2000, he took part in a project that focused on the East African landscape. Brandt hardly ever uses zoom lenses, as he believes that he can only capture the personality of the animals up close.

In September 2010, the photographer founded the Big Life Foundation to preserve African wildlife and ecosystems and to protect elephants from being hunted for their tusks.

Since 2020 Nick Brandt is working on an ongoing global series (The Day May Break) portraying people and animals that have been impacted by environmental degradation and destruction.

Chapter One was photographed in Zimbabwe and Kenya in 2020, Chapter Two in Bolivia in 2022. The people in the photos have all been badly affected by climate change, from extreme droughts to floods that destroyed their homes and livelihoods.

The photographs were taken at several sanctuaries and conservancies. The animals are almost all long-term rescues, victims of everything from habitat destruction to wildlife trafficking. These animals can never be released back into the wild. As a result, they are almost all habituated to humans, and so it was safe for human strangers to be close to them, photographed in the same frame at the same time.

The fog is symbolic of a natural world now rapidly fading from view. Created by fog machines on location, it is also an echo of the smoke from wildfires, intensified by climate change, devastating so much of the planet. However, in spite of their loss, these people and animals are the survivors. And therein still lies possibility.

 
SINK / RISE, the third chapter of The Day May Break, focuses on South Pacific Islanders impacted by rising oceans from climate change. The local people in these photos, photographed underwater in the ocean off the coast of the Fijian islands, are representatives of the many people whose homes, land and livelihoods will be lost in the coming decades as the water rises. Everything is shot in-camera underwater.

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Numerous exhibitions worldwide in museums, institutions and galleries.

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

- On This Earth, 2005, comprises 66 photos that he took between 2000 and 2004. The
  introductions to this book were written by Jane Goodall and the author Alice Sebold.
- A Shadow Falls, 2012, comprises 58 photographs he took from 2005 to 2008, it has an 
  introduction by Peter Singer.
- Across The Ravaged Land, 2013, completed this trilogy.
- Inherit the Dust, 2016
- This Empty World, 2019
- The Day May Break, Chapter 1, Hatje Cantz, 2022, signed 58 €
- The Day May Break, Chapter 2, Hatje Cantz, 2023, signed 54 €
- The Day May Break, Chapter 3, Sink/Rise, Hatje Cantz, from March 2024